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Apple quietly releases new iMacs

With no fanfare whatsoever, Apple overnight have released new iMacs. This is the first meaningful update to the lineup since June 2017 and brings them up-to-date with 8th generation Intel Core processors. Depressingly, they keep a slow, spinning 5400 RPM hard drive as the base option but can all be upgraded to SSDs. I don’t let my clients buy iMacs without an SSD installed – even a Fusion Drive is not acceptable in a professional workstation these days.

The base model and the mid-range 27″ iMac now have a Radeon Pro 570 or 575X GPU and the top spec iMac is configurable with a Vega 48 with 8GB, which is just one step down from the GPU in the iMac Pro.

The new iMacs keep the same outstanding Retina 4K display on the 21.5-inch model and Retina 5K display on the 27-inch model, both with wide-gamut P3 capabilities.

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